Borderlands®: The Handsome Collection™ Coming to Next-Gen Consoles on March 24, 2015
Pre-order the very limited Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition today to secure a collectible remote controlled Claptrap
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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–2K and Gearbox Software today announcedBorderlands®: The Handsome Collection™, bringing the critically-acclaimed series to next-gen consoles for the first time and offering the complete story of the franchise’s most iconic villain, Handsome Jack. The Handsome Collection includes Borderlands 2 andBorderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with all of the downloadable content for both titles* – over $100 of value on prior-gen consoles, but now with the high performance and graphical fidelity of next-gen consoles for only $59.99. The Handsome Collection will launch in North America on March 24, 2015, and internationally on March 27, 2015, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
For the first time on a console, players can experience Borderlands 2 and/or Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in HD – looking better than ever before. With The Handsome Collection,Borderlands fans can also continue their adventure right where they left off by transferring their saved files to the next-gen consoles with new cross-save functionality**. After hours of shooting-n-looting in Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel on prior gen consoles, players can carry their leveled-up characters and Badass Rank over to The Handsome Collection. Additionally, up to four players can play together on a single television with four-player split screen – another first for the franchise.
“The Handsome Collection gives players the opportunity to experience the full arc of Handsome Jack’s rise and fall, from his not-so-humble beginnings on Elpis to becoming the tyrannical Hyperion CEO on Pandora, all in one value-packed bundle,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “This collection marks the Borderlands franchise’s official move to the next-gen platforms, and we’re proud to offer our fans the ability to continue playing with the characters they’ve built as they carry on adventuring in The Handsome Collection.”
2K and Gearbox Software also announced today a very limited collector’s edition, theBorderlands: The Handsome Collection Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition, which will include everything in The Handsome Collection as well as a remote controlled Claptrap steward robot, a collectible steel case, and 12 exclusive lithographs. The Claptrap steward robot is controlled through a smartphone app and can move in all directions while balancing on one wheel. The Claptrap can also say lines in character and live stream video to a mobile device through his eye. The Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition is limited to only 5,000 units worldwide and is available to pre-order starting today at participating retailers for $399. For more details on the Claptrap-in-a-Box Edition as well as The Handsome Collection, please visit the officialBorderlands blog here: http://borderlandsthegame.com/index.php/news/borderlands-2-and-borderlands-the-pre-sequel-come-to-next-gen-in-borderland
Key features in The Handsome Collection include the following:
- Two critically acclaimed Borderlands games in one package – Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Borderlands 2;
- Over $100 in value and hundreds of hours of gameplay with all downloadable content* forBorderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel;
- Save transfers** from the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and PlayStation®Vita onto the next-gen consoles through cross-save functionality;
- Four-player split screen allowing four friends to play together on a single television, a first for the Borderlands franchise.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will be available on March 24, 2015 in North America and on March 27, 2015 internationally, for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system.Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For more information, please visit the official Borderlands web site, follow @borderlands on twitter, become a fan of Borderlands on Facebook, and subscribe to the Borderlands channel onYouTube.
About Borderlands 2
Developed by Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2 has sold-in over 11 million units worldwide, won more than 55 editorial awards and is the critically acclaimed sequel to the breakout original that invented a new genre, the FPS/RPG hybrid known as “shooter-looter.”Borderlands 2 features genre defining characters and skill trees, diverse environments, missions and enemies, as well as weapons and equipment with more personality than ever before. Four friends can team up online or split-screen to journey through the huge open world of Pandora to take down the notorious Handsome Jack and his corrupt Hyperion Corporation and experience the iconic story that takes place after the events of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
About Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is the latest entry in the critically acclaimed Borderlandsfranchise that was co-developed by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel continues the franchise’s tradition of industry-leading co-op, allowing up to four players to experience the signature low-gravity, shoot ‘n’ loot gameplay on Pandora’s moon. Featuring four distinct playable character classes armed with powerful laser and icy Cryo weapons, players will battle against an array of fearsome enemies. Taking place before the events of Borderlands 2, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is a great introduction into the franchise, while showcasing Handsome Jack’s transformation into the ruthless tyrant fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2.
*Includes all available downloadable content for Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel as of March 24, 2015. Xbox Live or PlayStation®Network account as well as Internet connection is required to download certain add-on content at no additional cost.
**Cross-save functionality must be between same console family. e.g., Xbox 360 to Xbox One or PlayStation 3 to PlayStation®4.
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